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Media Contact: Joe Kim
Director, Communications
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
416-977-5580 ext. 4141

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News Releases

February 3, 2016 OHL and CMHA Ontario team up this month to raise awareness about mental health

Talk TodayFor Immediate Release
Wednesday February 3, 2016

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health during upcoming OHL games throughout the month of February.

December 11, 2015 Bounce back program launched by CMHA York and South Simcoe

Bounce Back from low mood, stress, anxiety with free, clinically-proven mental health program

bounceback web bannerJust in time for the holidays, the Canadian Mental Health Association is launching Ontario’s first free, clinically-proven, self-guided mental health program designed to help adults rebound from low mood and mild to moderate stress or anxiety.

December 11, 2015 NOJHL, CMHA branches launch Talk Today partnership; suicide-awareness, mental health training coming for 300 players

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The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) and four local branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are pleased to announce their partnership in Talk Today, one of the most comprehensive mental health education programs for amateur sports in Canada. Talk Today, is aimed at helping the 300 players in the NOJHL, as well as the individuals that support them, to identify mental health issues and address suicide.

December 11, 2015 Talk Today begins in Kenora high school

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Talk Today pilot provides mental health, suicide prevention training for student athletes at Kenora Catholic District School Board

Kenora Talk TodayThe Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kenora Branch and Kenora Catholic District School Board (KCDSB) have joined forces on a pilot project to provide 75 high school student athletes with suicide prevention and mental health awareness training. The first initiative of its kind in Ontario, the project aims to create an open and non-judgmental environment where student athletes who may be struggling with mental health issues feel comfortable and confident seeking help.

October 7, 2015 CMHA Thunder Bay Board Chair Appointed Chair of CMHA Ontario Division Board of Directors

(Toronto, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015) – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division Board of Directors is pleased to announce that its representative from Thunder Bay, Michael Lewkin, has been appointed Chair of the provincial board for a two-year term beginning immediately.

October 6, 2015 BC Hockey League and Canadian Mental Health Association partner to launch Talk Today

Vancouver, British Columbia—Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) BC Division and the BC Hockey League (BCHL) today announced a new partnership and launch of an initiative called Talk Today.

October 1, 2015 Ontario needs a provincial alcohol strategy, say leading health organizations

A coalition of leading health organizations is calling on the Ontario government to develop a comprehensive alcohol strategy to address the health harms of alcohol.

September 10, 2015 CMHA Ontario welcomes decision to defer Employment Related Benefit

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario welcomes the recent announcement by the Ministry of Community and Social Services to defer implementation of the Employment Related Benefit until further consultation with recipients and stakeholders.

June 3, 2015 New legislation on mental health police records welcome

(Wednesday, June 3, 2015) – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario welcomes today’s introduction of the Police Record Checks Reform Act (PRCRA) by the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Honourable Yasir Naqvi.

May 6, 2015 National Landmarks to Shine for Mental Health Week

News Release - National Landmarks to Shine for Mental Health Week